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12 Photos of Dolly Parton Young That Look NOTHING Like the Star We Know and Love

From childhood to high school days to her early career, these pics of the country music icon are a must-see!

Country music singer, songwriter, actress, musician, philanthropist and businesswoman Dolly Parton has definitely made her mark on the world over the last 60 years, becoming one of the most recognizable and beloved entertainers…ever.

While the 77-year-old “Jolene” and “9 to 5” singer is instantly recognizable for her big blonde hair, bubbly laugh and her sparkly clothes, Dolly’s incredible talent and loving heart shines even brighter — whether she’s selling 100 million records worldwide, starring in award-winning movies, founding her self-named amusement park, Dollywood, or gifting more than 200 million books to children around the world through her Imagination Library.

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It made us wonder… what was Dolly Parton like before she became a living legend? Well, we did some digging and found 12 incredible photos of Dolly Parton young that take use back in time to when she was a little girl (and wore her “Coat of Many Colors“) through her first moments in the country music business.  

Though she’s changed a lot over the years, one thing has stayed the same: Her amazing heart shines through in every photo. See if you agree!

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